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Featured: Black Interest

The Roving Tree

A powerful debut novel illuminating how adoptees struggle to recapture their personal histories and cultural legacy, part of Akashic’s Open Lens imprint.

Song for Night

Chris Abani’s new novella furthers his reputation as the most acclaimed young African writer today.

Not for Everyday Use

A riveting memoir in which Nunez comes to grips with her mother’s passing and her parents’ ambition for their children.

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Upcoming Events

Pete Hamill — Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY

3/21/18, 7:30pm

Join Pete Hamill for the Brooklyn launch event of the 50th anniversary edition of A Killing for Christ. Pete Hamill will be joined in conversation by the New York Times‘ Sam Roberts. For more information and to RSVP, please visit the Brooklyn Public Library’s event page.

Lauren Sanders — Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA

3/22/18, 12:00pm

Lauren Sanders (The Book of Love and Hate), will appear on a panel called “Fractured Characters: Fiction,” along with authors Jessie Chaffee (Florence in Ecstasy) and Noley Reid (Pretend We Are Lovely) to discuss their work, following the stories of emotionally fractured characters.

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